David Edwards teaches political and social theory, American politics, public policy, and international relations at the University of Texas at Austin, where he has taught for 47 years. He also has served as a consultant to the Institute for Defense Analyses, the Industrial Management Center, and the Danforth Foundation. He is the author of Creating a New World Politics, Arms Control in International Politics, The American Political Experience (four editions), and Practicing American Politics, and has written for The Nation and The Washington Post. Edwards was an early and vocal opponent of the Vietnam War and has been active in progressive causes through the years.
Edwards is currently working on a book on transformative trends in international relations -- political, economic, technological, cultural, spiritual -- and is also writing about the current "crisis of the capitalist empire." We discuss these interrelated trends and how they tie into such things as the Arab Awakening and the Occupy movement.
Host and Producer: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project. Underwriting announcements and recorded music have been removed from this podcast. Running time: 56:56.